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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-04132

Date lodged: 5 November 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has taken any action to alert fire safety companies to the requirements on evacuation alert systems contained in British Standard 8629:2019.

Current status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 17 November 2021


Answer

In support of changes to Building Regulations and technical guidance on 1 October 2019, dissemination events were held to provide information to all stakeholders including fire safety companies. These events included information on new requirements for evacuation alert systems to be installed in all new and converted high rise domestic buildings in accordance with British Standard 8629: 2019.